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MONTPELIER WATER FLUSHING TO BEGIN

The Mont­pe­lier Water Depart­ment will begin the annual fire hydrant flush­ing and flow-testing pro­gram on Mon­day, August 19th. It’s expected to be com­pleted on or before Wednes­day, August 28th. Dur­ing the week of flush­ing and test­ing, Vil­lage water cus­tomers may notice some dis­col­oration in their water. The Vil­lage says that’s …

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KNAPP GETS FOUR YEARS

Thomas J. Knapp was sen­tenced Wednes­day in Williams County Court to the rec­om­mended 4 years in prison for his involve­ment in the injuries to a young child. Pros­e­cu­tors said that on Nov. 4, 2012 an 8 month old child was left in the care of Knapp while her mother went …

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BOND ISSUE ON THE BALLOT IN BRYAN

A 7.45-mill, 28-year bond issue will appear on the Novem­ber 5 bal­lot, rep­re­sent­ing local funds to match state money to con­sol­i­date the district’s stu­dents at the exist­ing Bryan Mid­dle School site. The Bryan Times reports that the plan calls for build­ing a new high school for grades 6–12 east of …

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LOCOMOTIVE FIRE REPORTED

A loco­mo­tive caught fire Wednes­day after­noon in Edger­ton. Williams County Com­mu­ni­ca­tions cen­tral dis­patch released a report say­ing that Edger­ton Fire Depart­ment and Nor­folk South­ern Rail­road were called to the tracks across from the Bull­dog, at 404 W Vine Street just after lunchtime yes­ter­day after­noon to put out the fire. No …

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DEFIANCE FACING CUTS

Defiance’s city admin­is­tra­tion said it’s pos­si­ble some deep bud­get cuts will be nec­es­sary in the com­ing year. The city’s finance direc­tor out­lined $445,700 in pro­posed bud­get cuts that he says will be nec­es­sary if city vot­ers reject the 0.3 per­cent income tax increase for police and fire ser­vices on Nov. …

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DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

This year, Ohio law enforce­ment agen­cies will join thou­sands of other high­way safety part­ners through­out the nation to take part in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crack­down on impaired dri­ving. The enforce­ment blitz begins Fri­day, August 16 and will last through Labor Day. Dur­ing the enforce­ment period, law …

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BIG PARTY FRIDAY

Big doin’s in Bryan on Fri­day. The Fri­day the cour­t­house square in Bryan will come alive with music, Army vehi­cles, mil­i­tary heroes, enter­tain­ers and bar­be­cued chicken. The Bryan Alliance Church, Williams County Vet­er­ans Ser­vice Com­mis­sion and Bryan VFW Post 2489 are spon­sor­ing a ben­e­fit to assist local vet­er­ans. The Bryan …

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BARN FIRE IN FARMER TOWNSHIP

Flames destroyed a barn Mon­day night in Farmer Town­ship. Fire­fight­ers were called out to the barn at 02706 Ohio 2 just before 9:30pm. Fire crews from Edger­ton, Bryan, Antwerp, Hicksville, Ney-Washington Town­ship, Sher­wood, Delaware Town­ship and South Rich­land Town­ship all responded. So far, no cause has been deter­mined, although fire …

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PAULDING WATER BREAKS

Pauld­ing Vil­lage is under a boil advi­sory after five water main breaks on Mon­day. Breaks occurred on lines rang­ing from 12 inches to 4 inches in diam­e­ter. That caused an “air ham­mer” to go through the sys­tem. That air ham­mer in turn, caused the var­i­ous main breaks through­out the vil­lage. …

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NAPOLEON HAS A PROBLEM WITH TRUCKS

Despite the numer­ous detour signs in place, offi­cers with the Napoleon Police Depart­ment have been busy this sum­mer deal­ing with numer­ous off-route trucks due to con­struc­tion in the city. Napoleon Police have writ­ten more than 100 cita­tions this sum­mer for semi dri­vers who have got­ten off of des­ig­nated truck routes …

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